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Two women caught stealing at Walmart

Two women caught stealing at Walmart

MASON CITY – Two women were caught stealing at the Mason City Walmart and taken to jail. A Mason City police officer was dispatched to Walmart, 4151 4th Street SW,…

Mason City woman caught drunk driving

Mason City woman caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was taken to jail for drunk driving. A Mason City police officer stopped a vehicle that was missing a tail light on March…

Attorney who calls himself a pedophile sent to prison for 50 years for molesting children

Attorney who calls himself a pedophile sent to prison for 50 years for molesting children

MINNEAPOLIS – A twisted individual may never see freedom after horrendous acts against children. United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice…

An Iowa man faces trial in a child porn investigation

An Iowa man faces trial in a child porn investigation

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man has been charged with distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography. Robert Even, age 45, of Bellevue, Iowa, formerly of Dubuque, has been charged…

Mason City man sent to prison for violent attack on woman

Mason City man sent to prison for violent attack on woman

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who violently attacked a woman and her car has been sent to prison after entering guilty pleas. Brian Nathaniel Smith, age 32, was…

General: More U.S. troops may be needed in Iraq to support allies

General: More U.S. troops may be needed in Iraq to support allies

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON — To accelerate operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it may be necessary to send more U.S.…

Drunk driver leads cops on multi-county chase

Drunk driver leads cops on multi-county chase

FORT DODGE – An intoxicated man in a car who may have been violating a no-contact order was stopped by police before fleeing through three Iowa counties and crashing into…

Fourth Iowan pleads guilty in scheme to unlawfully ship firearms to Lebanon

Fourth Iowan pleads guilty in scheme to unlawfully ship firearms to Lebanon

CEDAR RAPIDS – A fourth person involved in a conspiracy to send over 16,000 rounds of ammo and hundreds of guns to Lebanon has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing. Bassem Afif…

NIACC’s Day, Freund qualify for nationals

NIACC’s Day, Freund qualify for nationals

DES MOINES – NIACC’s Jacob Day and Zach Freund both qualified for the NJCAA national outoor track and field meet Friday with their performances at the Grand View Invitational. Day…

Four dead – including two police officers – in head-on collision

Four dead – including two police officers – in head-on collision

DES MOINES – A wrong-way driver on a busy Iowa interstate highway claimed the lives of four people, including 2 police officers. Des Moines police report that on March 26,…

Clear Lake man sentenced to probation in incest case

Clear Lake man sentenced to probation in incest case

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man who pleaded guilty to incest has been sentenced to probation. Todd William Russ, age 46, was arrested and booked into the county jail…

Two candidates to face off to replace Byrnes in Iowa legislature

Two candidates to face off to replace Byrnes in Iowa legislature

OSAGE, IOWA – A North Iowa mayor and principal will face off in this November’s election for a seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. Tim Hejhal, an Osage school…

Seven Iranians charged for cyber attacks against U.S. financial sector

Seven Iranians charged for cyber attacks against U.S. financial sector

NEW YORK – A grand jury in the Southern District of New York indicted seven Iranian individuals who were employed by two Iran-based computer companies, ITSecTeam (ITSEC) and Mersad Company…

Iowa’s top soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

Iowa’s top soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

Story by Staff Sgt. Chad Nelson CAMP DODGE, IOWA – Twenty-three Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers from across the state gathered at Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center in Johnston,…

Suicide bomber attacks Iraq soccer game

Suicide bomber attacks Iraq soccer game

BABIL PROVINCE, IRAQ – A suicide bomber went to a soccer stadium in Iraq and detonated explosives, killing at least two dozen people. The United States condemned today’s suicide bombing…

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

From Linda Upmeyer – This week’s weather has really kept us on our toes. Bright and sunny one day, rain another, and winter storms in various parts of the state.…

Burke’s Bar & Grill now offers two locations

Burke’s Bar & Grill now offers two locations

MASON CITY – A favorite North End eatery and bar has now expanded to a second location. Burke’s Bar & Grill has served Mason City at 1221 North Federal Avenue for…

Pole Barn owner banned from Y, pleads not guilty to liquor violation

Pole Barn owner banned from Y, pleads not guilty to liquor violation

NORA SPRINGS, IOWA – Pole Barn owner Dale Peterson has pleaded not guilty to a liquor violation. Nora Springs police wrote Dale Owen Peterson of Minnesota a ticket for violation…

Iowa man who led North Iowa law enforcement on dangerous chase sent to prison

Iowa man who led North Iowa law enforcement on dangerous chase sent to prison

MASON CITY – An Iowa man who was spotted behind the wheel of a stolen car while cruising Mason City and then led cops on a dangerous chase was sent…

BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Micich: School district will not participate in program involving Chinese students

BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Micich: School district will not participate in program involving Chinese students

MASON CITY – Mason City School Superintendent Dr. Anita Micich responded Friday to questions about a program where Chinese students were reportedly coming to Mason City to get diplomas from…

Iowa Restaurant Association honors four Mason City Northwestern Steakhouse team members as “Stars of Hospitality”

Iowa Restaurant Association honors four Mason City Northwestern Steakhouse team members as “Stars of Hospitality”

MASON CITY – Four team members from Northwestern Steakhouse in Mason City were recognized on March 18th as Iowa Restaurant Association “Stars of Hospitality.” To receive the recognition, restaurant employees…

Questions raised about program where Chinese kids come to Mason City for high school diplomas

Questions raised about program where Chinese kids come to Mason City for high school diplomas

Good morning Dr. Micich, Can you provide information on the current status of the partnership that has been launched between the Mason City School District (MCCSD) and Abroad Education, involving…

Radon Karadzicv convicted of war crimes, including genocide, for acts during Balkan war

Radon Karadzicv convicted of war crimes, including genocide, for acts during Balkan war

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – Calling today “historic” for the people of former Yugoslavia and for international criminal justice, United nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed support for the victims who…

Cops chase down wanted domestic abuser

Cops chase down wanted domestic abuser

MASON CITY – A convicted felon and domestic abuser accused of meth possession was chased down by cops Thursday night and taken to jail. Cerro Gordo deputies and Mason City…

Osage woman accused of stealing from Mason City store

Osage woman accused of stealing from Mason City store

MASON CITY – An Osage woman was charged with theft after she was accused of stealing from a Mason City store. Mason City police were called to Mills Fleet Farm,…

Mason City woman arrested for domestic assault

Mason City woman arrested for domestic assault

MASON CITY – Police arrested a Mason City woman after a domestic incident. Mason City police were dispatched for a domestic dispute at about 4 PM at 246 15th Street…

Two men dead in St. Paul shooting

Two men dead in St. Paul shooting

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Saint Paul police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead on Tuesday, March 22. Officers were called to a scene on the 900-block of…

Democrats still pushing for “controlled access” to medical cannabis

Democrats still pushing for “controlled access” to medical cannabis

DES MOINES – On Wednesday, March 23 in the Iowa Senate, Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs cradled Quinn Stumpf of Riverside while Senate President Pam Jochum of Dubuque…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY REMAINS A PRIORITY The House and Senate have agreed to a compromise on school funding for the 2016-17 school year. We fought hard for more than a year…

Iowa’s Jok to take shot at NBA career

Iowa’s Jok to take shot at NBA career

IOWA CITY – Iowa’s top returning player for the 2016-2017 season is going to test the NBA waters – but could return to the team. Below is a statement from…

Deceased man found in Fort Dodge street died from homicide

Deceased man found in Fort Dodge street died from homicide

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Cops use K9 to search middle school for drugs

Cops use K9 to search middle school for drugs

WAVERLY, IOWA – No drugs were found when police took a K9 to a middle school to conduct a search. The Waverly Police Department reports that Wednesday morning, they went…

Investigators believe 1985 murder has been solved using DNA; one man arrested

Investigators believe 1985 murder has been solved using DNA; one man arrested

CORALVILLE, Iowa – Taking an Iowa man in for questioning one more time allowed investigators to snag his DNA and link him to a decades-old murder. The Iowa Department of…

One Iowa prison escapee captured; other still at large

One Iowa prison escapee captured; other still at large

NEWTON, IOWA – Two inmates at a prison in Newton, Iowa, escaped in February and one has been captured, authorities said. Escapee Jessy Foley has been apprehended by the Fifth…

Gov. Branstad signs 18 bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs 18 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following 18 bills into law: House File 2180-an Act relating to requirements for the transfer of township funds raised for purposes…

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

From Rep. Todd Prichard – For this week’s newsletter, I am going to share the remarks I prepared for the School Funding floor debate. What follows are my comments for…

Iowa man accused of stabbing and strangling woman to death

Iowa man accused of stabbing and strangling woman to death

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Iowa woman behind bars today, charged with murdering another woman after house fires

Iowa woman behind bars today, charged with murdering another woman after house fires

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Teamquest of Clear Lake lays off employees

Teamquest of Clear Lake lays off employees

CLEAR LAKE, IOWA – Nearly three dozen folks are set to lose jobs at a Clear Lake tech company. Teamquest employees were let go this week, as a number of…

Drunk driver caught illegally behind the wheel

Drunk driver caught illegally behind the wheel

CHARLES CITY – A man who recently pleaded guilty to drunk driving was caught behind the wheel of a car illegally. On the evening of March 8, 2016 at about…